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hot stuff

noun, Slang.
a person or thing of exceptional interest or merit.
something unconventional, sensational, or daring:
This movie is hot stuff.
a person who is erotically stimulating or is easily aroused sexually.
Origin of hot stuff
First recorded in 1750-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for hot stuff
Historical Examples
  • He had hoped to see leaping from windows and all manner of hot stuff.


    Christopher Morley
  • And she hadn't forgotten some hot stuff nor a blanket neither.

    Labrador Days Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • Some one cried, "hot stuff, boys—let 'em 'ave it where it 'urts most!"

    Nights in London

    Thomas Burke
  • "There's ship's biscuit and hot stuff in the cabin," said Ingle.

    Sir Christopher Maud Wilder Goodwin
  • “Guess mother must have written some hot stuff,” said Emerald.

    Our Next-Door Neighbors Belle Kanaris Maniates
  • And wont I have the hot stuff to make old Lukes eyes pop out!

  • I'll pay 'em their interest as soon as I get to going and they'll think I'm hot stuff.

    The Main Chance Meredith Nicholson
  • Well, I'm not going to have fellows say my sister's hot stuff.

    Carnival Compton Mackenzie
  • "Well, that's hot stuff when it's burning," said Merriwell, grimly.

    Frank Merriwell's Nobility Burt L. Standish (AKA Gilbert Patten)
  • The minute I heard it I saw where it was hot stuff for my spiel.

    The Rules of the Game Stewart Edward White
British Dictionary definitions for hot stuff

hot stuff

noun (informal)
a person, object, etc, considered important, attractive, sexually exciting, etc
a pornographic or erotic book, play, film, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Slang definitions & phrases for hot stuff

hot stuff

noun phrase

  1. A person of exceptional merit, talents, attractions, etc; hot shot •Almost always used ironically: I guess they think they are hot stuff/ Don't you think I'm hot stuff (1889+)
  2. aterial, entertainment, etc, that is very exciting, esp salacious: Those magazines are real hot stuff (1904+)
  3. Stolen goods; contraband (1924+ Underworld)
  4. News or information that is very important, fresh, sensational, forbidden, etc: I peeked in your briefcase, and that's hot stuff! (1931+)
  5. Food, drinks, etc, that are very hot: Hot stuff coming through (1940s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Idioms and Phrases with hot stuff

hot stuff

see: hot number
The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary
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